Joseph Owen Oral History Interview
Korean War veteran Joseph Owen talked about the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, in which U.S. Marines faced freezing weather and 67,000 Chinese… read more
Korean War veteran Joseph Owen talked about the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, in which U.S. Marines faced freezing weather and 67,000 Chinese troops. Mr. Owen said that as the Korean War broke out, he was a young U.S. Marine anxious to get into the fight, and that the war would end before he could get there. Instead, he and his men found themselves in the Battle of Chosin Reservoir. He also talked about his service during World War II. His story was recorded by the Korean War Veterans Digital Memorial Foundation. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Owen, Joseph "Joe" First Lieutenant (Former) U.S. Marine Corps
American Veterans War Stories
Two veterans shared their war stories and then responded to questions from members of the audience.
Joseph Gibson Interview
Former combat medic Joseph Gibson talked about his experiences during the Korean War, and the Allied soldiers he met…
Start of the Korean War
A film showed the beginning of the Korean War, which began on June 25, 1950, when communist North Korean forces…
National History Day Maryland Finalist
Alexandra LaPierre talked about her National History Day Contest project, “Diplomacy of Appeasement: The Munich…